Which they did, naturally.
Recording with Gaga is already quite the treat (“A lot of time we’d go to the studio and not do music. Sometimes we would just all chat and talk about life and stuff,” revealed BURNS). But throwing the “7 Rings” chanteuse into the mix “was a match in heaven,” said Yacoub. “All of a sudden it clicked right away. It was fun to see them.”
With Grande eager to do “an uplifting dance record again,” said BURNS, she happily came out to the studio “and I think she was just blown away. She was such a fan of the record from hearing it for the first time that she just instantly wanted to be a part of it.”
Hundreds of millions of fans and 11 No. 1 albums between them, both Gaga and Grande belong in the pop superstar category. But it’s their differences that make the single, said BURNS. “If they were more of a similar sounding artist, it wouldn’t have worked as well,” he noted. “But the fact that they both contrast each other so well, they’ve got different styles of singing and vocal textures, it really elevates the song.”